"Not Too Soon" as written by and Tanya Donelly....
She colorblind tired eyes
Her hallway aching
She'll never move him, likes it that way
He's just a walker and he'll never stop walking away
It's not too soon, he said, you know it's not too soon at all
And you might as well be dead, he said
If you're afraid to fall, I said, I know her

She said, oh, my, why do you stare so hard?
Wrapped up like a doll in bad dreams and broken arms
Make these old bones shiver
It's not too soon, he said, you know it's not too soon at all
And you might as well be dead, he said
If you're afraid to fall, I said, I know her

The last time I saw you, you were standing in the dark
And with a freezing face, I watched you fall apart

It's not too soon, he said, it's not too soon at all
And you might as well be dead, he said
If you're afraid to fall, I said
Done your time, been in your place
I couldn't look you in the face
and tell you that it turns me on
it makes my stomach turn
I know, I know her


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"Not Too Soon" as written by Tanya Donelly

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    Song MeaningAs the desert philosopher Pappagallo from Mad Max 2 put it, "Well, what does all that mean?" Because it ain't at all clear to me.

    My current leading theory is that "she" is in a relationship with "him", but the relationship is dysfunctional and beginning to disintegrate, as the singer / Tanya is observing it. He has been distancing himself from her, and starting to pursue the singer. However, the singer at least knows her, and may be something of a peripheral friend, and most importantly the relationship has not officially ended. For these reasons the singer rebuffed his advance. He tells the singer that it's not too soon for him to move on / have the fling with the singer. However, the singer, despite having herself been in a similar circumstance in the past, finds the prospect of a fling with him unsavory and disturbing.

    Well that's the theory. I could be very wrong.
    NAwlinsContrarianon January 19, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song sooo much
    King of Some Islandon March 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah fair awesome song, the chorus is really cool.

    i like this line
    "You might as well be dead he said
    If you're afraid to fall"
    paccyon May 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGahh I love Throwing Muses. The back vocals on this song are beautiful and I love the quirky lyrics
    wooster8954on August 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the relationship is miserable. He says that if she doesn't fall for him he will go to "her" . In the end he's been cheating all along with "her" because the lady finds him intolerable.
    GrungyBeatleon November 15, 2016   Link

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